Cumming School of Medicine

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The Language of Medical Terminology II: An Introduction to Pharmacology [New]

The Language of Medical Terminology II is an open educational resource (OER) that focuses on body systems, pathologies, and the medications used to treat those pathologies. Basic principles of pharmacology will be included throughout this OER and organized according to each body system. Review and key concepts will be shared in all chapters. This OER serves to provide the basic knowledge of pharmacology needed to work in the healthcare setting [Description from resource].

Includes: review questions, glossary, abbreviations listings, common suffixes listings, and medications list

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Multi-Course Case Studies in Health Sciences

While not specific to pharmacy, this resource is a collection of interconnected multidisciplinary case studies. They have been designed to be used in multiple undergraduate courses so that students can return to them over time from different perspectives and with increasing complexity.

Includes: Family tree, resources for each case study

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Pharmacy Management & Leadership Learning Through Case Studies

This Casebook is a compilation of cases to help the student pharmacist apply critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making to common administrative-related challenges seen in pharmacies.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Principles of Pharmacology – Study Guide

This text was created by the University of University of Minnesota by a professor in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. This text is a succinct guide of fundamental pharmacology topics such as; drug receptor interactions, classification of receptors, responses to stimulation, signal transductions, and autonomic nervous system

Includes: Flowcharts and related scientific terminology charts

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Public Health in Pharmacy Practice: A Casebook, 2nd Edition

Public Health in Pharmacy Practice: A Casebook is a collaboration of over thirty-five experts in public health pharmacy. The twenty-one chapters cover topics relevant to pharmacy applications of public health: cross-cultural care, health literacy and disparities, infectious disease, health promotion and disease prevention, medication safety, women’s and rural health and more. Each chapter contains learning objectives and an introduction to the topic, followed by a case and questions. The chapter closes with commentary from the authors and patient-oriented considerations for the topic at hand.

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Safe Pharmacy Simulation / Expérience de la Pharmacie Sécuritaire

The Safe Pharmacy Simulation game is an open educational resource (OER) developed by a team of interprofessional educators to promote employment integration of internationally educated health professionals by building their work readiness skills. It provides learners of any profession working in a medication dispensing setting with opportunities to develop and apply safety-focused best practices for processing and dispensing medications.

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals, 1st Canadian Edition

This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices in vaccine delivery in Canada.

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0


Anatomical Basis of Injury

An adaptation of Anatomy and Physiology (OpenStax) designed to supplement an Anatomical Basis of Injury in Athletic Training course while providing review of basic Anatomy and Physiology.

Licence: CC BY

Anatomy and Physiology (OpenStax)

Available through OpenStax, Anatomy and Physiology is a textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements.

Includes: D2L course cartridge, guided lecture notes, instructor solution guide, videos

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Anatomy and Physiology (Boundless) (LibreTexts)

Available through LibreTexts, this is a comprehensive text covering topics ranging from the human body organ systems, immunology, human development, reproduction, nutrition, metabolism, disorders and aging of organ systems.

Includes: Lecture slides, quiz, flowcharts

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Anatomy & Physiology I & II

This course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it. The themes are:

  • Structure and function of the body, and the connection between the two.
  • Homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a stable internal environment.
  • Levels of Organization, the major levels of organization in the human organism from the chemical and cellular levels to the tissues, organs and organ systems.
  • Integration of Systems, concerning which systems are subsets of larger systems, and how they function together in harmony and conflict.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Manual

This lab manual was created for Anatomy and Physiology I at the University of Georgia. The manual contains labs on cells, histology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the nervous system, muscles, and the senses.

Licence: CC BY

Anatomy and Physiology Videos

A collection of YouTube playlists on different anatomy topics including anatomy of the senses, nervous system anatomy, muscle anatomy, appendicular skeleton anatomy, and axial skeleton anatomy.

Licence: CC BY

Building a Medical Terminology Foundation

Targeted at health office administration and health services students in the first year of their college programs, this textbook focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology.

Licence: CC BY

Health Case Studies

Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. This resource was produced in British Columbia.

Includes: Case studies

Licence: CC BY-SA

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions

This textbook focuses on breaking down, pronouncing, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students.

Licence: CC BY

A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

This book was written for the Biology 256 Laboratory course at Iowa State University. It was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach.

Licence: CC BY-SA

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